NEWS: The perfect Christmas experience with Scottish Ballet and Blythswood Square



Scottish Ballet and the wonderful Blythswood Square Hotel and Spa have teamed up to bring you the perfect festive day out. 


This winter, Scottish Ballet are offering up their own tasty new treat with the world premiere of the fantastical Hansel & Gretel. This delightfully inventive, brand new Hansel & Gretel takes creative twists and turns inspired by the Grimm Brother’s famous fairy tale – and the stories and imagination of the people of Scotland, gathered from a year-long country-wide initiative called Hansel & Gretel and Me.

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In Glasgow you can turn a trip to the ballet into a truly magical day out by adding an extra special Hansel and Gretel Afternoon Tea and accompanying cocktail. The beautiful Blythswood Square Hotel and Spa have created a tea menu to temp even the most jaded of palates; from spicy gingerbread men, melt in the mouth meringues to popping candy carrot cake, there’s even a mouth-watering cocktail The Woodcutter’s Wife if tea is too tame for you.



A selection of sandwiches, scones and sweet treats inspired by Hansel & Gretel.

Priced £22 per person.

Woodcutter’s Wife Cocktail


A tantalising cocktail inspired by the classic childhood fable. A combination Martin Miller’s Gin with Amaro Nonino, fresh lemon juice, lemon curd and ginger syrup, candied peach pureé and a splash of egg white. Shaken and served punch style with crumbled puff candy on top.

Priced £9.75 per cocktail.

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This weekend 25 of Glasgow’s most gorgeous bloggers got the chance to sample the whole wonderful package from morning cocktails to afternoon tea and sandwiches to the beautiful ballet itself and as a truly magical Christmas experience this is hard to beat. If you want the perfect Christmas treat visit: and

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Hansel & Gretel specials are subject to availability and valid from the 3rd December 2013 until 31st January 2014.


Hansel and Gretel is at the Theatre Royal in  Glasgow from 10 – 28 December, then touring: Edinburgh (8 – 11 January), Aberdeen (15 – 18 January), Inverness (22 – 25 January), Newcastle (29 January – 1 February) and Belfast (5 – 8 February).

Eve Mutso and Company dancers in Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel. Photograph by Andy Ross.

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